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USAC Midwest Wingless Sprint Cars headline Lakeside Speedway Friday

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June 23, 2020  |  by Sam Stoecklin

This Friday’s program at Lakeside Speedway for ‘Racing on the River’s Edge’ features the first appearance of the Wholesale Batteries USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association Sprint Cars. In addition, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Pure Stocks and E-Mods will also thrill the fans in the stands with heat races and main events throughout the night.

“I am beyond excited for our event at Lakeside Speedway and I know the drivers are eager to race at this wonderful facility,” said MWRA spokesperson Raul Romero. “This is my hometown track and the anticipation and excitement building up to the event has been incredible to witness. These athlete drivers are looking forward to racing in front of an enthusiastic crowd that only the oldest running sporting venue in the Kansas City area can produce, and the fans are just as eager to see sprint cars back in the metro area.

“This city has a long-standing history with open-wheel racing and we are thrilled to be a part of this heritage with our event on Friday.”

During the event, the MWRA drivers will compete for $1,500 to win and $200 to start the main event and the heat races will also have payouts on the line. The MWRA and Lakeside Speedway wish to thank Rod End Supply, The Dotte Spot Bar & Grill of Wyandotte County, Country Kids Daycare, Travelers Protective Association (TPA), Pit Stop Catering, Kling Auto & Diesel Repair, Christy’s Tasty Queen, Wilkerson Crane Rental and Sign D’Sign for their support for this event.

Here’s a look of the top five drivers in the points standings competing at Lakeside Speedway this Friday:

B-Mods: Patrick Royalty’s first few weeks of the season have been nothing short of spectacular with multiple wins and consistent finishes and by virtue of his results he sits atop the B-Mod standings. Luke Nieman is also close, coming off his first win of the year. He sits just 20 points back. Sturgis Streeter, Tyson Lanfermann and Kyle Henning all sit within the top five.

Stock Cars: Multiple-time champion Brett Heeter of Kansas City, Kansas once again finds himself riding high in the Stock Car division with a 17-point lead over veteran ace Tim Shields from the Missouri side of Kansas City. Eddie Ingram Jr., Chad Walker and Joe Sowers complete the top five.

Pure Stocks: Garry Billings Jr. of Prairie Village holds a narrow 14-point lead over multiple time champion Marshall Jewett of Gardner. The top two have ran many close races this season and are expected to in contention again on Friday. Keith Jennings, Cody Orenburg and Calvin Banks round out the top five.

E-Mods: Rodney Schweizer sits atop the E-Mod standings but the race is tight as multiple feature winner Trevor Hand of Bonner Springs has closed to within 11 points. Steven Makar is also within striking distance, down just 14 points from the leader. Zach Boyd and Dakota Jennings complete the top five.

Friday Timeline:  The pit gate opens at 5 p.m. and the spectator gate opens at 6. The drivers’ meeting is at 7 and hot laps begin at 7:15 with racing to follow. Advance tickets are available at MyRacePass.com or by calling (913) 299-9206. Tickets are also available at the admission gate. All advance ticket sales are cut off at midnight Thursday. Terrace spots are available but must be reserved by calling the track no later than 3 p.m. Thursday. Attendees are reminded that concessions are limited due to product availability and restrictions based on the COVID-19 situation.

Admission Information:
General Admission – Adults (16+) $12, Military/Seniors (62+)/Juniors (12-15) $6, Youth 11 & Under FREE.
Terrace – Adults (16+) $15, Military/Seniors (62+) $12, Juniors (12-15) $8, Youth 11 & Under FREE.
Suites – Adults/Teens (13+) $20, Youth (2-12) $10, Kids Under 2 FREE.
Pit Passes – Adults/Youth (7+) $35, Kids 6 & Under $15, Ages 0-17 must have signed Minor Release to enter pits.

Fans may purchase tickets at MyRacePass.com under the Lakeside Speedway Profile by clicking here or by calling call 913-299-9206. General Admission: Adults (16+) $12, Military/Seniors (62+)/Juniors (12-15) $6, Youth 11 & Under FREE. Terrace: Adults (16+) $15, Military/Seniors (62+) $12, Juniors (12-15) $8, Youth 11 & Under FREE. Suites: Adults/Teens (13+) $20, Youth (2-12) $10, Kids Under 2 FREE. Pit Passes: Adults/Youth (7+) $35, Kids 6 & Under $15, Ages 0-17 must have signed Minor Release to enter pits.

For additional driver information, forms, and rules, visit lakesidespeedway.net/downloads. Complete results, schedule information, track details, car class rules and news are available on the track’s website at lakesidespeedway.net. Contact the track at 913-299-9206. The track location is 5615 Wolcott Dr., Kansas City, KS—one mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City. Follow on Facebook or Twitter or email the track at lakesidespeedwaykc@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events:
June 19 – A-Mods, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, E-Mods, Mod Lites
June 26 – USAC Midwest Wingless Sprints, Stock Cars, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, E-Mods
July 3 – Gary D Stock Car Special: A-Mods, Stock Cars, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, Mod Lites
July 10 – A-Mods, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, E-Mods, Mod Lites, Grand Nationals
July 17 – A-Mods, Stock Cars, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, E-Mods, Grand Nationals
July 24 – A-Mods, Stock Cars, B-Mods, Pure Stocks, E-Mods, Grand Nationals
July 31 – Weld Memorial: Malvern Bank SLMR Late Model Series, USAC Midwest Wingless Sprints, Mod-Lites

Lakeside Speedway will follow CDC Recommendations and Social Distancing Guidelines, which may affect logistics and normal operating procedures. All attendees are responsible for their own personal protective equipment and for making their own decisions regarding attendance at our events. We are asking that when parking in the pits, leave extra space between race cars and please to do not gather in groups and do not travel from pit stall to pit stall. Race teams are limited to 10 people per team and this will be monitored at the pit check-in building when signing in.

All pit fans, crew members and drivers will be required to remain in the pit area for the entire event, this means no crossing over to the grandstands or terrace. We are sectioning off Section F of the grandstands for seating for all pit fans, this will be the furthest you can go towards the main building. When seated, please maintain proper social distance between yourself and other groups. Pit Stop Catering will be on hand for pit area concessions.

Complete results, schedule information, track details, car class rules, and news are available on the track’s website at lakesidespeedway.net. Contact the track at (913) 299-9206. The track location is 5615 Wolcott Dr., Kansas City, Kansas, one mile west of I-435 (exit 18) on SR 5 (northwest of Kansas City. Follow on Facebook at facebook.com/lakesidespeedway.kansascity or Twitter at twitter.com/Lakeside_Spdwy or email lakesidespeedwaykc@gmail.com.

The outstanding list of 2020 sponsors and business partners for Lakeside Speedway includes Ahern Rentals, Baker’s Recovery & Tow, Budweiser, Casey’s, Central Auto Racing Boosters Hall of Fame & Museum, Christy’s Tasty Queen, Courtyard Kansas City Airport, Crystal Trenching, Johnson County Key Service, Joslin Jewelry, Kaw Valley Companies Inc., King Auto & Diesel Repair, Luke Nieman Fencing, Marrs Tree Service, Metro Pawn, Mission Painting & Home Improvements, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Pepsi, Rockauto.com, Seeburg Mufflers, Strasser Hardware, Sutera’s Shawnee, Tompkins Industries, Tony Farr RE/MAX House of Dreams and Valvoline.